Harrisonville Schools superintendent placed on leave, school board says

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HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — The superintendent of the Harrisonville School District has been placed on leave, district officials say.

Frank Dahman, superintendent of Harrisonville School District

Board of Education President RJ Knox said the board met Wednesday night in a closed session and placed Superintendent Frank Dahman on leave. Knox would not release any details on why Dahman was placed on leave.

“Due to the confidentiality of personnel issues, this is all we can tell you at this time,” Knox said in an emailed statement.

Frank Dahman is the father of Joe Dahman, a staff member at Harrisonville High School who is under investigation for inappropriate contact with at least one student. Joe Dahman resigned from his role at the school in September.

Several parents and kids at the school have told FOX4 Joe Dahman has had questionable activity with more than one student.

Joe Dahman isn’t facing any charges yet, but the district and police confirmed in September that there is an investigation.

A picture from the Harrisonville School’s Facebook page of Joe Dahman when he was hired in August 2015.

“The Board of Education is focused on the district’s mission of achieving excellence, and everything we do is centered on that mission,” Knox said.

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